Fox is moving forward on the Minority Report TV series, based on director Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise. The hour-long drama was ordered with a hefty put-pilot commitment, meaning the network has to produce and air the first episode, or face a significant penalty.
The weekly sci-fi thriller will actually serve as a continuation of the original Minority Report. The story takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs has gone on to struggle with leading a "normal" human life. But he remains haunted by visions of the future. Minority Report's lead will be a female detective who helps the Precog utilize his gift for crime fighting.
Godzilla writer Max Borenstein is set to write the pilot script, which is being produced for Amblin Television, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Steven Spielberg is on as an executive producer, alongside Amblin's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
The original Minority Report was loosely based on a Philip K. Dick short story that took place in 2054. It follows the specialized PreCrime unit of the Washington D.C. police department, where Precogs are able to see the future and pass on that information to stop certain criminals.
Amblin currently has seven series on five different networks. These include ABC's midseason drama The Whisperers, CBS' Under the Dome and Extant, FX's The Americans, TNT's Falling Skies, the upcoming Public Morals, and Fox's new fall series Red Band Society. TNT also has the pilot Lumen in the works for a January shoot.
Paramount is continuing to mine its feature film catalogue for upcoming TV series, with School of Rock currently in the works. They are also moving forward on TV series adaptations of The Terminator, Ghost, The Truman Show and a live televised stage version of Grease. They had also attempted a Beverly Hills Cop TV series, but it didn't move past the pilot.